Antarctica

Travel and work in Antarctica

Winter comes to Palmer Station

The temperatures are dropping, and the days are getting significantly shorter. Compared to the South Pole, or even most of the northern states in the US, this is going to be an easy winter. Still, for the ban... Read More...

Gone Fishing

The last thing that I expect when I come to Antarctica is the chance to get away from station for a few days. Sure, in McMurdo if you've got the right job, or are sleeping with the right person, it's possible... Read More...

Anvers Island Ski Resort

I hate to say it, but for all you people working back in the real world, life just isn't fair. I'm on my third year down on the ice, and I still can't believe that they pay me to do this. Sure, I put in a lot... Read More...
Henry Malmgren poses with a fur seal on Christine Island Antarctica

Animals!

    We've just come out of a two day weekend that featured absolutely beautiful weather. At the South Pole, two day weekends were nice, but I found myself getting bored around noon on Sunday whe... Read More...

Leaving…on a prop plane

I never thought I'd be so happy to see a plane as I was today when Skier 96, P024 landed to take me away from here. It's been a good winter, not as good as my last one, but then we were a very special crew ba... Read More...

New faces

  We officially opened yesterday with our first two flights of C-130s. Our population has doubled in just two short hours, and the effects are huge! The galley is completely crowded again, and you act... Read More...

Sunrise and big news!

So the sun has finally risen, and all is good with the world. One of best benefits of this time of year is the amount of natural lighting coming in thru the new station's windows. The lighting fixtures in the... Read More...

Here comes the sun

The weather continues to be mostly lousy, but we've had a few breaks that let us see that there is an amazing sunrise going on behind the haze. I went out last Sunday and took this picture around 11:00 at nig... Read More...

Modern Drunkard Magazine

Due to it's remote location, the South Pole has always held a special place in the hearts and minds of the world's press corps. Whether it's John Ashcroft saving us from nasty Romanians, a doctor saving a meteo... Read More...

Getting close

  Well, the biggest news in my world lately is that I'm now scheduled to get out of here around the 1st of November, a good week sooner than I'd expected! That means that I've done 76% of my time down h... Read More...